27 May 2016

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Yayoi Kusama: Turning Pumpkins Into Vuitton Bags And Airbnb Rooms

I was interested to read that Tate Modern has apparently been working in conjunction with Airbnb to provide the opportunity for renters to have Yayoi Kusama decorate a room of their choice. The implications of this are mightily tempting: your room instantly shoots up not only in interest among potential punters, but monetary value, should you […]

25 May 2016

Yayoi Kusama: Mesmerising Attractions Despite Queues Like Disneyland

It’s six o’clock on a warm spring night, I head to down to the Victoria Miro Gallery in Islington to the private view of the much-anticipated Yayoi Kusama exhibition. I’m early but there’s a long queue that stretches all the way down Wharf Road and I trudge to the back. After 45 minutes of waiting and […]

24 May 2016

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Yayoi Kusama: Largest UK Exhibition Since Tate Retrospective Launches At Victoria Miro

A new exhibition of paintings by the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama opened last night at Victoria Miro’s West End, George St gallery with another show of the artist’s sculpture and installation work launching tonight at the Wharf Rd space. Collectively this will be the the largest showing of Kusama’s work since her retrospective at Tate Modern in 2012. Spanning the gallery’s three locations […]

2 May 2016

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Yayoi Kusama Narcissus Garden Opens At Philip Johnson’s Glass House

Philip Johnson’s public space, The Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, USA is presenting Yayoi Kusama: Narcissus Garden, a landscape installation that will be on view throughout the 2016 tour season to celebrate the 110th anniversary of Philip Johnson’s birth and the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Glass House site to the public. First created fifty years ago […]

22 March 2016

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Yayoi Kusama 87th Birthday Celebrated In Photos

Yayoi Kusama was born in Matsumoto, Japan in 1929. Her early career saw her train in traditional Japanese painting while also exploring the European and American avant-garde. In the late 1950s, Kusama moved to the United States and established herself at the epicentre of the New York art scene.  There, her radical approach to sculpture and installation are […]

3 April 2015

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Yayoi Kusama Proves The Most Popular Exhibiting Artist In 2014

The figures are in for the most visited exhibitions of 2014 and Yayoi Kusama’s exhibitions in South and Central America have topped the list with over 9,000 members of the public visiting her exhibition each day.  The 86-year-old Japanese national out performed Jeff Koons with his Whitney Museum and Pompidou retrospectives.  The artist who lives in a mental health facility […]

9 February 2015

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Yayoi Kusama Retrospective Opens At Taiwan’s Kaohsiung Museum Of Fine Arts

The Japanese art star Yayoi Kusama, is probably the ultimate outsider artist  – now her highly popular retrospective “A Dream I Dreamed” has opened at Taiwan’s south-western city of Kaohsiung. More than 100 pieces of the artist’s work are featured, including paintings, sculptures, installations, and documentary film footage. Her popular “Infinity Mirrored Room” was one […]

31 October 2014

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Damien Hirst And Yayoi Kusama Pumpkins For An Artistic Halloween

The warmest Halloween since UK records began is heating up and what better way to celebrate than to get a pumpkin and carve it! Here are a few artistic ideas to get inspired by.  ‘For the Love of God’ is a platinum skull set with high grade diamonds. It is one of Damien Hirst’s most […]

5 June 2014

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Yayoi Kusama Pumpkins Victoria Miro Announces New Autumn Exhibition

A new exhibition of the work of the Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, which opens on 16 September 2014 will comprise of two elements: the main gallery will house a new body of paintings and large scale mosaic pumpkins which will be on show until 4 October; whilst a major new series of bronze sculptures will […]

4 May 2013

Yayoi Kusama: An Unrelenting Pursuit Of Truth And Beauty

Doyenne of the art world whose career has spanned 6 decades, Yayoi Kusama is now 84 years old, and continues to generate work in superlative fashion. She now presents us with an array of new pieces at Victoria Miro gallery. Because of her tenacity, her unrelenting pursuit of truth and beauty, her cheekiness and boldness, […]

23 March 2013

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Yayoi Kusama Celebrates 84th Birthday With Work That Keeps Evolving

Yayoi Kusama who thrilled London last year with her fabulous Tate Modern retrospective celebrates her 84th birthday today ( 22 March ). Kusama arrived in New York from provincial Japan in the late 1950s, she had almost instantly found herself at the epicentre of the city’s avant-garde, setting herself up as an abstract painter in […]

30 December 2012

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Gagosian Gallery Empire Under Threat As Top Artists Jump Ship

In the latter half of December, the largest gallery in the world suddenly found its future dominance in doubt. The Gagosian Gallery, which turned over almost one billion dollars in 2011, had its relationship with two of its leading artists, Damien Hirst and Yayoi Kusama, abruptly severed. A third star, Jeff Koons, appeared on the […]

24 December 2012

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Gagosian Suffers Third Artist Defection As Yayoi Kusama Abandons Gallery

Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Now Yayoi Kusama are set to move on from the worlds largest Art Gallery. The question on the art world’s mind remains, why? Kusama who shows with the family run Victoria Miro gallery in London will most likely be looking for a more personal service from her dealer. The actual […]

9 July 2012

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Yayoi Kusama Unveils Marc Jacobs and Louis Vuitton Collection

Yayoi Kusama does not know where she stands in the art world. After having recently finished a major retrospective at the Tate Modern the artist still finds it difficult to believe that she has successfully carved a place for herself after years of struggling. Tomorrow she is going to be teaming up with Marc Jacobs […]

10 May 2012

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Yayoi Kusama To Grace New London Sculpture Space

The City of London Corporation is installing up to seven works by internationally renowned artists including Michael Craig-Martin, Julian Opie, Thomas Houseago, Yayoi Kusama and Dan Graham, transforming Great St Helen’s in the City of London. Great St Helen’s: Sculpture Space will launch on 18th June, with works on show until January 2013. In addition, a […]

17 April 2012

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ART HK Reveals Yayoi Kusama Sculpture

ART HK PROJECTS to present 10 large-scale sculptures and installations, including a work by Kusama Back for its fifth year, ART HK 12 – Hong Kong International Art Fair will take place 17–20 May 2012, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This year ART HK will present 266 galleries representing 38 countries […]

29 March 2012

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Yayoi Kusama To Headline Kiev Biennale Arsenale 2012

New artworks by Kusama and Phyllida Barlow, alongside major pieces by Ai Weiwei, Louise Bourgeois, Chapman Bros, and Paul McCarthy, to populate first Kiev international biennale ARSENALE 2012, the first international Kiev international Biennale, has today announced the list of artists and highlights of works to be included in the main programme. Dubbed ‘The Best […]

28 February 2012

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Yayoi Kusama Youth Workshop Launches At Tate

Infinite Kusama Invites 15-25 Year Olds To Interact with Japan’s Godmother of Pop Art Infinite Kusama is an exciting event on 24 March, running in conjunction with the Kusama retrospective exhibition at Tate Modern. It is offering 15-25 year olds a collaboration opportunity between Tate Collective and Louis Vuitton’s Young Arts programme. The programme will […]

27 February 2012

Alighiero Boetti Plays The Game At Tate Modern

Alighiero Boetti: Game Plan @ Tate Modern – REVIEW Amid the flurry of spectacular publicity for the psychedelic hyped-up hyper show that is the Yayoi Kusama retrospective, Tate Modern is announcing, rather quietly, the opening of another equally major exhibition, of the work of Alighiero Boetti. Boetti is strangely unheard of, particularly in this country; […]

22 February 2012

Seeing Inside Yayoi Kusama At Victoria Miro

Yayoi Kusama: New Paintings @ Victoria Miro – REVIEW To coincide with the major retrospective of Yayoi Kusama’s work currently showing at Tate Modern, Victoria Miro – the gallery that represents Kusama in the UK – has put on a small exhibition of some of her most recent work. While there are three sculptures on […]

7 February 2012

Spotting Yayoi Kusama At Tate Modern Retrospective

Major retrospective for Yayoi Kusama at Tate Modern reveals fundamental continuity behind the dazzling diversity of a six decade career ‘This is the press of London’, curator Frances Morris explained to an overwhelmed Yayoi Kusama upon the artist’s unexpected arrival midway through Tate Director Chris Dercon’s verbal introduction to her major retrospective; ‘they have all […]

6 February 2012

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Tate Modern Retrospective For Pioneering Artist Yayoi Kusama

Tate Modern is gearing up to throw open its door to a major new retrospective for Yayoi Kusama – Japan’s most famous living artist who was dabbling in polka-dots long before Damien Hirst was even born With a career spanning over six decades, this exhibition will pick out her greatest hits, charting ‘a history of […]

10 January 2012

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Yayoi Kusama And Marc Jacobs Collaborate On Installation

Louis Vuitton designs to star alongside Tate and Whitney Retrospectives Fashion designer Marc Jacobs, the creative director for Louis Vuitton, has commissioned  the highly respected Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama, best known for her polka-dots, to collaborate on a new line of luxury goods. The 82 year old  Kusama has worked with Jacobs in the past, […]